"My confidence has shot through the roof"
“I started seeing Kerry in January 2018. I had been suffering with chronic fatigue syndrome and adrenal fatigue for several years. I had come to the realisation that my anxiety, type A personality, expectations of myself, and expectations others had of me were making me sick. No medication was going to make me better. Instead I needed to go through an entire lifestyle and mental shift in order to make a difference. I had heard she had gone through a similar experience in her health and thought that would help us connect.
Kerry has been like no other psychologist I have worked with. Others have taken the lap dog stance, allowing me to believe I was always right in my framing of the world. Kerry has managed to find a balance of validating my emotions and experiences while also gently, without judgement, opening my eyes to my own flaws, and areas where I could improve…should I want to. She has also constantly encouraged me to stand in my truth and helped me discover who I really am, instead of who I was brought up to be. My confidence has shot through the roof – my voice is louder, my posture is different and I no longer fear social gatherings with people who hold different views. She has given me the tools to manage the anxiety which would eat away at me, allowing me to be self-reliant, and not reliant on her. She’s changed the way I think of the world, showing me that not everything is black and white, or right or wrong. But rather that everyone has different views and priorities, and instead of expecting them to change, the only viable option is to work on yourself.
After a year of intense therapy, I now feel comfortable tapering off our sessions to “when needed”. I rely on the tools she’s given me in dealing with my everyday challenges. At a time where I was mentally ready to make significant changes, she changed my life.”
"I could not imagine going on the journey I have, without Kerry"
“I was referred to Kerry by another well-known and respected psychologist and I am so grateful that she took me on as a client. I could not imagine going on the journey I have, without Kerry. It has been tough and heart-wrenching at times but Kerry has been a constant source of encouragement, kindness and safety. She provided a non-judgemental, non-shaming and safe environment to learn to unpack the many years of self-judgement and pain I had to deal with, providing me with not only a safe space to open up but was also always available to me when I needed to further unpack my story outside of the consultation space. While she allowed me to work at my own pace, Kerry’s guided consultation made me feel like I was achieving a constant progression in my personal development. At no time did I feel stagnated or that a session was wasted by mere chatter. Her use of BodyTalk during her sessions has made for a wonderful new way to heal. I would recommend her to anybody wanting to grow into their true selves and uncover their hidden potential. The journey is not easy but the benefit far outweighs the discomfort. And you would want Kerry guiding you through every step of the way.”
"I have experienced a genuine, meaningful shift in the quality of being me"
“I can only highly recommend working with Kerry. I first came to her for help in dealing with my internal processes that were exacerbating my adrenal fatigue and its symptoms and she has helped me with this so profoundly and more. While some elements of her approach are a little different (or “alternative” – I still struggle to explain body talk in a way that makes sense to me) what I can say is, trust it. The proof is in the pudding: I can draw a direct line between the body talk and hypnotherapy type work I have done with Kerry and me being finally able to move beyond mere awareness of deep-seated internal patterns to a sense of liberation from these. Through skills learnt with Kerry, I am developing a compassionate, friendly, grown-up relationship with myself and in turn those I am close to. I have experienced a genuine, meaningful shift in the quality of being me. It can be challenging at times to face these “daemons” and having done so doesn’t mean life from here on out is easy, but this work is changing me into a person I enjoy being with and my life into one I am excited and curious to live. Thank you, Kerry.”
"I so appreciate what you teach me and how your time and expertise are adding to my life"
“Thank you Kerry. I so appreciate what you teach me and how your time and expertise are adding to my life. I was thinking after we met yesterday, that I didn’t say that you have always been telling me being present with what is, not pushing it away, will help with the energy. And now I’m feeling it. You told me so! ;)”
"Kerry is a most gentle, intelligent and skilled practitioner…"
“18 Months ago we lost our beloved son of 29 years, our only child. Kerry was recommended by 1 of Brendan’s young friends who observed how we were struggling with our huge loss. I have been seeing Kerry for the last year and I have steadily become stronger to deal with the enormity of the situation. I feel completely at ease talking to her and feel emotionally and physically stronger after each session; assisting me to carry on with life, taking each day at a time.
Kerry is a most gentle, intelligent and skilled practitioner. When I compare myself to this time last year I can see that I have benefited enormously from the combination of Kerry’s intuitive counselling and healing of the body through BodyTalk.”
"I have a much greater awareness and understanding of myself"
“I was initially referred to Kerry by a friend who thought I’d benefit from BodyTalk sessions with Kerry. I soon realised that Kerry uses a holistic approach to healing the body, mind, heart and soul. Kerry has a wonderfully empathetic and thoughtful approach to therapy and has an amazing ability to tap into what it is that I’m going through, and always has practical and insightful ideas about what might help me to bring about change in my own life.
I have a much greater awareness and understanding of myself. With Kerry’s support, I’ve been able to more readily observe my actions and reactions, why I feel certain ways, what my triggers are and to learn self-empathy and self-understanding so that I can be there for myself when I need it.
Kerry has an amazing way of understanding what it is I’m going through, holding the space, and guiding me with ideas on how I can address these situations for myself in my everyday life, whether it be through meditation practices, exercises, writing, reading specific authors, or exploring spiritual ideas. I appreciate that Kerry brings new ideas for me to think about based on what I’m going through, because it makes me feel like I’m going on a journey of learning new things about myself all the time.
It has helped me so much to know that someone really understands what it is that I’m going through, and is there to support me and help me through situations which might otherwise feel quite lonely or scary. Having that support has enabled me to learn to trust myself and my intuition and to connect and understand myself better.”
"I’ve been blessed to have Kerry as part of this journey…"
“I started seeing Kerry in 2015 at what felt like the lowest point in my life. I was struggling with depression and anxiety, physical ailments, difficulties in expressing emotions and maintaining healthy relationships and just generally knew I needed help. I also knew I needed to see someone who would understand that I did not see the mind and body as separate entities and that I expected that much of my physical ailments were very strongly linked to what was going on in my head.
Kerry was a great fit as a therapist for me. She created a space which felt safe enough for me to explore memories and experiences that I had not dealt with previously. She was supportive but also tough on me when it was needed. Dealing with the hard things is how we get past things and move forward!
I can honestly say that the integrated approach – psychotherapy, BodyTalk and hypnotherapy – has brought me now, just over a year later, to a place where I no longer dwell in long spells of depression and anxiety and have developed better relationships with my friends and family through learning to express myself. I don’t imagine that my work on myself is done (is it ever?) but I’ve been blessed to have Kerry as part of this journey so far and I expect I will continue to see her regularly in future.”
"I started watching your videos last night and they are SO helpful"
“I also want to thank you so much for inviting me to your group; I love it!! I started watching your videos last night and they are SO helpful. I can’t wait to watch the rest. I have been thinking a lot about the concept of living one’s ‘truth’ and exploring what that ‘truth’ actually is and I find it extremely inspirational that you are living yours by sharing your knowledge and helping others.
I am really trying actively to unlearn many of my default (learnt) ways of perceiving things or ‘stressors’ especially now having a better understanding (through your videos) of the negative physiological implications of engaging in them.”